September 26, 2022

Bivalent Boosters Now Available to Ontarians Aged 18+ at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Pharmacies

TORONTO, Sept 26 /CNW/ - Starting today, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies across the province can vaccinate those 18 and over with the Bivalent COVID-19 booster. Individuals are eligible for the booster at a minimum of three months after their previous dose or otherwise indicated by the Ontario Ministry of Health, regardless of how many boosters they have already received.

"Since the start of the pandemic, pharmacists have played an important role, supporting public health priorities in the fight against COVID-19,” said Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart. “We continue to do everything we can to ensure vaccinations and boosters are as accessible as possible by making them available in Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies for all eligible Ontarians.”

All COVID vaccinations, including the new Bivalent booster, are available via appointment at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies across Ontario and can be booked online.

About Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.       Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). With almost 1,350 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The company also licenses or owns 47 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy® (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé® in Québec). As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug MartTM stores and an ecommerce site, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the company owns the Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM online platform for the sale of medical cannabis, Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services,  MediSystem Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities and Lifemark Health Group, Canada’s leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.

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